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“Your ass is about to get swatted,” swatting suspect tweets from jail
Tyler Barriss stands accused of making a fake emergency call, a crime known as "swatting," that led to the death of a Kansas man. He has been held in a Sedgewick County Jail since January. He is not supposed to have Internet access there, but on Friday the noticed Barriss tweeting.

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Banning Chinese network gear is a really bad idea, small ISPs tell FCC
The Federal Communications Commission's proposed ban on Huawei and ZTE gear in government-funded projects will hurt small Internet providers' efforts to deploy broadband, according to a lobby group for rural ISPs. As previously reported, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal would prevent Universal Service Fund (USF) money from being used to buy equipment or services from companies that "pos[e] a national…

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The LG G7 arrives May 2; official-looking render leaks
LG has finally picked a time for its next flagship smartphone launch. The company issued a press release today saying the LG G7 will launch May 2 in New York City. This year the LG flagship isn't just called the "LG G7." LG is slapping its "artificial intelligence" sub-brand onto the end and calling it the "LG G7 ThinQ.

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Suspect in deadly swatting case tweets swatting threat from jail
Tyler Barriss stands accused of making a fake emergency call, a crime known as "swatting," that led to the death of a Kansas man. He has been held in a Sedgewick County Jail since January. He is not supposed to have Internet access there, but on Friday the noticed Barriss tweeting.

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The closest exoplanet to Earth just got doused with deadly flares
Amid much excitement in 2016, astronomers revealed the discovery of an Earth-sized planet around the star closest to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. This exoplanet, just 4.2 light years from Earth, was close enough to its red dwarf star that water might well exist on its surface. Alas, now we know that life probably does not live on the planet, at…

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The way we regulate self-driving cars is broken—here’s how to fix it
Last month, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. The tragedy highlights the need for a fundamental rethink of the way the federal government regulates car safety. The key issue is this: the current system is built around an assumption that cars will be purchased and owned by customers.

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Whatever you do, don’t give this programmable payment card to your waiter
The makers of the programmable Fuze smart card say it's powerful enough to be your wallet in one card yet secure enough to be used the same way as traditional payment cards—including trusting it to restaurant servers when paying the bill. But it turns out that convenience comes with a major catch.

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Myst creators launch Kickstarter to bring every game in the series to Windows 10
and developer Cyan Worlds launched a Kickstarter on Monday for a complete collection of every title ready to run on Windows 10. The Kickstarter will also cover some extras like original, hand-drawn artwork from the development of 's first sequel, , a replica of Ghen's pen and inkwell, and a real-life, working linking book—sans actual teleportation, of course.

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Huawei Matebook X Pro review: No longer just a MacBook clone
Last year's Matebook X pushed Huawei further into the PC market than it ever had been before. While it had a design that allowed it to masquerade as a trendy ultrabook, it demanded quite a few compromises from users. Its sub-par battery life and too-little memory, among other shortcomings, made the Matebook X less attractive than its shiny exterior suggested.